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TV off a Battery?


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it depends on the size of tv and if its 12 volt or 120. If its a normal tv you use in your home then you will need something to convert the 12 VDC to 120 VAC. IT will also depend on how long/often you plan on running your tv. Also remember that come Feb you will need a Converter box or a Digital Tv.


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Get a small LCD TV made for an RV or kitchen or otherwise has a 12v input. "eyebjim" here runs a small (8" or so) under-cabinet LCD, directTV satellite, and XM satellite radio and some lights all weekend on 2 or 3 group 27s. I've fished with him enuff to know.

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Get yourself an inverter large enough to handle the draw, which typically isn't much. Run time will depend on your battery. Just remember that the inverter will add about 10-20% to the TV amp draw through the conversion process.

I ran a 19" TV for a while last year in the fish house and had the underwater running to it. That was FUN! You'd see a massive fish on the screen, catch it, and it would end up being a 4" sunny grin It does help you see more detail over the standard camera screen.

Now, I'm running a 400 watt inverter to power a CRT 13" TV/DVD combo. Sometimes I have to hit the power on the TV a few times to turn it on, but once on, it works great.

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